When you’re fortunate enough to have a client that can afford a 5 agent team, you can assign each agent a specific position. Now, depending on what formation the environment calls for… some shifting will occur. We’ll cover formations in a future training blog.
For now, lets review the basic positions:
(1) The Proximity Agent or Detail Leader
The Proximity Agent or ‘Detail Leader’ walks to the right of the principal. The Detail Leader should be within arms reach of the principal. He/she is responsible for covering and removing the principal in the event of an attack.
(2) The Point Agent
The Point Agent guides the team, blocks and defends against potential threats from the front of the protective formation.
(3) The Flank Agent ( 2 agents… one on each side)
The Flank Agent blocks and defends against potential threats from the sides of the protective formation.
(4) The Rear Agent
The Rear Agent blocks and defends against potential threats from the rear of the protective formation.
That’s all for this lesson… stay safe and have a great week!
Brian K. Allen, Director
International Security Training, LLC